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Windows 7: 48÷2(9+3) = ?

 View Poll Results: Which answer do you prefer? 2 35 58.33% 288 25 41.67% Voters: 60. You may not vote on this poll

 12 May 2011 #51 Joshatdot Windows 7 Professional x64 437 posts Pacific Northwest My System Specs
 12 May 2011 #52 Dave76 Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64 12,261 posts Wanderer By the way I studied math it's 288. YMMV My System Specs
 12 May 2011 #53 A Guy Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 52,485 posts Bay Area Peninsula I voted 2, but then, I'm not real smart A Guy My System Specs
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 13 May 2011 #54 LiquidSnak W7 Professional x64 2,335 posts Portland, OR Parenthesis, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction. PEMDAS for you acronym lovers. I think there might be some sort of oceanic arithmetic gap going on here, causing the two different answers. My System Specs
 13 May 2011 #55 Everlong Windows 8.1 Pro x64 3,378 posts Morecambe, Lancashire, England Multiplication doesn't have precedence over division though and vice versa. If they're the only two operands left in the sum, then you simply just work left to right and in this case it would be divide then multiply, hence you get 288. My System Specs
 13 May 2011 #56 Nigsy openSUSE 13.1 64bit 303 posts Look this is running on several forums, with the BODMAS (uk), PEDAM (Canada) and many iterations of it. If you put the equation in exel or libra Office it give 288 as the answer, so that has to be correct My System Specs
 13 May 2011 #57 Dave76 Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64 12,261 posts Wanderer Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak Parenthesis, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction. PEMDAS for you acronym lovers. I think there might be some sort of oceanic arithmetic gap going on here, causing the two different answers. So you're saying your answer is different then everybody else's here My System Specs
 13 May 2011 #58 LiquidSnak W7 Professional x64 2,335 posts Portland, OR Yes. I came up with 75. My System Specs
 13 May 2011 #59 SledgeDG Windows 7 Ultimate x86 2,063 posts Massachusetts How'd you figure that LS ? PEMDAS is basic intl. "Math Law" no such thing like an oceanic gap. Science is unified/internationalized for a reason! And even if I wasn't sure..I married a math teacher so I'm set for life My System Specs
 13 May 2011 #60 arkhi Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195 782 posts Damn. I answered 2 but that was when I forgot about the left-to-right thing. Geez I want to change my answer to 288 D: Also: My System Specs